Two Killed as Gunmen Storm Kogi Community

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Some unknown gunmen have reportedly killed at least two youths in Ogbe, Yagba West Local Government Area of Kogi State.

It was gathered that the gunmen, who were armed with sophisticated weapon, slaughtered their victims without being apprehended by local security services.

A source who does not want his name in print said, “Some gunmen identified as Fulani reportedly murdered two of our active youths committed to community assignment around the general area of Oyi River before ascending Ogbe Town here in Yagba West Local Government Area of Kogi State.

“It is a sad incident that has thrown the ancient town Into mourning. Necessary activities are in top gear presently. Ogbe Town needs our prayers and support at this critical period.”

Reacting to the development, Senator Sunday Karimi representing Kogi West Senatorial District condemned the recent occurrences of banditry and kidnapping in Yagba territory.

This was as he reiterated his earlier plea for state police, urging the Kogi State government to start construction on the Egbe-Ogbe road in the Yagba West Local Council of the state, as soon as possible to improve accessibility.

The Senator consoled the grieving families and the whole Ogbe community.

When contacted, Kogi State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) SP William Ovye Aya stated that the command has yet to receive a report on incident or confirm the occurrence.


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